Upcoming DC movie Joker is creating quite a buzz (Oscar-buzz TBH) after its premiere at the Venice Film Festival in Italy in August 2019. The movie received an eight-minute standing ovation and this is HUGE!
Here’s why you should watch it even if you are not a Superhero Movie fan, as such.
Joaquin Phoenix is playing Batman’s nemesis in this movie. So this is not an origin story of a hero but a back story of one the most famous comic-book villains. You will get to see what made him the evil supervillain who enjoys making mayhem in Gotham City.
It’s A Stand Alone Premise
Joker is not part of a big DC cinematic universe. It’s a stand-alone flick aiming to explore conventional realism in the superficial comic-world. So, you will understand the movie without the context and history of comic books or the cinematic universe.
Todd Phillips, the director of Joker, crafted nerve-wracking world of an evil character by portraying deep emotions. It will give you a new perspective of looking into mind of an evil-genius. The premise is chilling yet thrilling. If stories like Ted Bundy and Jack Ripper interest you, then this will be your go-to movie.
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Critics have been praising Phoenix for his commitment to character and spell-bounding performance. It is said to be no less than a masterpiece. It is important to remember that Heath Ledger had already set the bar so high with his Oscar-winning performance in the Dark Knight in 2008. Joaquin Phoenix had out-performed the all the jokers that you have seen before.
Release Date: 4th October 2019 in all the cinemas in Lahore